We had a great opportunity to work with the folks from GA Communications on a project for BioMarin this past fall photographing a series of patients. We spent three days on location around the Bay Area making images that had to have a strong sense of flared backlight. While we couldn’t shoot all of the images late in the day, we made use of both ideally placed sunlight and a strobe set far off in the distance. For the swing shot I made a swing from an old piece of redwood and some nice looking hemp rope. Using high rollers for a large silk above, we slid medium rollers underneath with a speed rail tube across so that we could place the swing wherever we wanted. I knew we weren’t going to find a perfectly placed low hung tree branch : >
Yes, I got into the pool. I had to. With the tether cord held by an assistant and connected to a computer on dry land, I shot with a long lens handheld. Most of the project was photographed using Canon’s new 5dsr 50 megapixel camera and a ProPhoto B1 in the trees. And, lots of large silks.